Helene and I are now in Montreal, dazed and slightly jetlagged, now trying to figure out our next steps: finding an apartment, getting back in touch with friends, figuring out where 3 years in China leave us back home… And ...Read More »
Formaldehyde Beer, Anyone?
Helene and I just quit drinking Chinese beer. A recent study shows that 95% of beers brewed in China...
Protesting the Protests
I apologize in advance to Chinese friends and acquaintances who might be reading this blog, but I wa...
The Martini Geek
Over the years of identifying myself as a geek, I have pondered the definition of the word. The best...
Breaking the Animal Crossing Addiction
I’ve been playing Animal Crossing: Wild World for well over four months. It’s helpless: ...
Chinese New Year is Coming!
Spring Festival, known as ‘Chinese New Year’ in the West, will happen on February 9th, t...
The Last Night
This is it. My last post as a resident of Shanghai… at least for the time being. Tomorrow at 10 AM, our landlord comes around the apartment to take care of the minutiae of final checkout. Then, with our suitcases ...Read More »
Splinter Cell Double Agent Has Gone Gold
Aaah, the sweet moment we expect throughout the entire production of a videogame… Splinter Cell Double Agent X360 has now gone gold and is now being manufactured for distribution. This means it will hit the shelves on October 17th in ...Read More »
Of Uni and Onsen
Hello from Tokyo! Two weeks into our Japan trip, I have to say, Helene and I are having an absolute blast. We started out in ultramodern Tokyo, enjoying cozy little bars in Shibuya, and late night izakaya rampages filled with ...Read More »
Endings and Beginnings
Two days more to go, and Helene and I are finally on vacation. For me, it’s also the end of the road at Ubisoft’s Shanghai studio – at least for the near future. I’m checking out tomorrow, turning in my ...Read More »